Kmart Hot Wheels Event 11.5.11

Nov 13, 2011 No Comments

The November 5th Kmart Hot Wheels event went well as usual here in Central New York. We’re quite lucky to have a good group of collectors who really appreciate the opportunity to participate and of course enjoy getting together with the other local collectors. Our lovely host Agnes is always so pleasant and makes the [...]

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100 Pieces and Counting – A Behind the Scenes Look

Nov 10, 2011 1 Comment

Sean Taylor of M2 Machines shared two very cool exploded views of the pieces used to build their models with us today. One is their 1:24 1957 Chevy, and the other their 1:24 1966 Shelby – and with his permission, we bring both of these behind the scenes images to you. Have you ever wondered [...]

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Highway 61 at SEMA

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

With more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, and more than 1500 vendors, it becomes difficult to make one’s way through the entire SEMA show. But that doesn’t stop one from trying. Every year is a must; you never know what goodies you’ll find.  We knew that our friends at Luxury Diecast would [...]

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Rising Phoenix: Automodello’s 1:43 Fitch Phoenix

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

Automodello   1966 Fitch Phoenix 1:43 scale | $195 Over the past few years of reviewing limited edition diecasts from Automodello, nothing surprises us. The premium maker consistently comes up with cars that could have been forgotten. But, these were beautiful machines that are worthy of staying alive. The latest scale honorary is the Fitch Phoenix. [...]

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BBR Ferrari SA Aperta

Nov 09, 2011 No Comments

Every now and then comes along that must have item;  something that just stands out from the crowd, glistening in a catalog, or on a website, saying “take me home”. This time around,  that item is BBR’s 1:43  Ferrari SA Aperta.  The resin-bodied models are intricately crafted, beautifully finished off, and come mounted to a [...]

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DREAM MACHINE

Nov 09, 2011 1 Comment

Automodello Griffith 600 1:43 scale | $195 It was to be the new beginning for Griffith, but, ironically, the Series 600 marked the end of the car once called the Cobra alternative. The 600 was created to be the Griffith that brought the company to a new level of sports car sophistication. Touting a handsome [...]

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Luxury Diecast at SEMA

Nov 07, 2011 1 Comment

SEMA is a once a year event, and a Mecca for everything automotive.  It would only be fitting to find some of today’s most respected diecast manufactures displaying their latest products for the tens of thousands in attendance. Leave it up to Luxury diecast to roll out the red carpet; they had some fantastic 1:43 [...]

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COOL VIDEO: Auto World’s “True L.E.” Tool Gets Destroyed – On Purpose!

Oct 25, 2011 No Comments

Making a model car isn’t as easy as it may seem – and it sure isn’t cheap. Every model needs a pretty sophisticated “tool” – or mold set – to come to life as an authentic and durable diecast casting. That’s why we’re so jazzed about Auto World’s “True L.E.” series of 1:64 cars. As [...]

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Attention Flame Fans: M2 Machines Auto-Drivers Release 12

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

If you are a flame fan, be sure to pick up a set of M2 Machines’ Auto-Drivers release 12. Included in the release is a 1971 Plymouth Cuda, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, a 1969 Dodge Charger, a 1970 Ford Mustang, a 1949 Mercury and a 1969 Pontiac GTO.  All 6 vehicles are decorated with outrageous [...]

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Kyosho Adds A New Twist

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

Kyosho recently announced that they’ll be expanding their 1:43 collection by offering some of their most popular casings wrapped in a new décor.  Be on the lookout for several newly-dressed models, including a Lamborghini Gallardo SE, a Toyota 2000GT, a Shelby Cobra 427 S/C,  and a Lancia Stratos Gr.5 models.

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